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World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)
The Pillars of the Earth was pretty good, but WWE is supposed to be a sequel... However, WWE seems to be a 1000 page snorefest after the first book. P ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 24, 2008
I really enjoyed it. It falls into my Fun/ Fluff/ Vacation read category. I found it very entertaining and perhaps in part since I work for a STATE Go ...more
Dec 31, 2008
Dec 30, 2008
The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth About Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage
I thought it fell short of the mark. I do believe there is much to be said on the subject... I just didn't find most of the tales to be that engrossin ...more
Feb 13, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
This book was OKAY. The last 1/4 or 1/5th of the book was better than the beginning 3/4 to 4/5ths.

I am moderately surprised that it has had such an o
Nov 2007
Nov 08, 2007
Never Let Me Go
The author did an impressive job revealing the naiveté of youth. He did an excellent job interjecting a sci-fi topic into the natural process of how t ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 02, 2007
Alice Adams
Not Cheery
Kind of a grim "little" book... (the word "little" seems overused in the book) about a grim little family in a grim situation.
The last page
Jan 28, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
Kafka on the Shore
It is all just too odd for me. I suppose it is interesting, but it is just so darn peculiar that it makes it almost difficult to follow sometimes. And ...more
Dec 02, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
Body Language 101: The Ultimate Guide to Knowing When People Are Lying, How They Are Feeling, What They Are Thinking, and More
Was looking more for nuances in nonverbal communication. This seems better suited for international travelers who would like to know country specific ...more
Feb 08, 2009
Feb 08, 2009
The Accidental Tourist
A book where nothing interesting happens to somewhat boring characters. Yet the characters are somewhat interesting in their complete "average-ness". ...more
Dec 16, 2008
Dec 02, 2008
Family Matters
A book about the human condition.

The pain of knowing that huge and pivotal mistakes have been made (by yourself or by another) in life and that chang
Nov 09, 2008
Nov 09, 2008
Stumbling on Happiness
I couldn't decide between 3 or 4 stars. I thought it was a good/ interesting/ jolly light little read about what makes people happy. The premise is th ...more
Dec 13, 2008
Dec 13, 2008
The Twilight Saga (Twilight, #1-4)
well... listening to the first book on CD on my commute to work, and I am really enjoying it. I actually WANT to get into my car and don't want to get ...more
Oct 21, 2008
Oct 06, 2008
A Million Little Pieces
I actually listened to on CD. It was really good. I don't care if it was not really a true story.

Things I learned:
1. I (obviously) would never want to
Dec 2007
Dec 06, 2007
She's Come Undone
I was annoyed and thrown off by the front cover. The New York Times states that it is hilarious... I am not sure if anyone read the book, but there wa ...more
Apr 21, 2009
Aug 17, 2008
Tuck Everlasting
Good for bedtime reading when really sleepy. Easy read, as it is a children's book. Not the most interesting children's book. I could not decide betwe ...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Sweet Potato Queens' Field Guide to Men: Every Man I Love Is Either Married, Gay, Or Dead
Fairly funny.. I am a little to young and married to be part of the intended audience, but it is funny nonetheless. The book ends with several artery ...more
Feb 13, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
The Science of Parenting

The beginning part was annoying because the author makes it sound like unless you choose co-sleeping you are choosing to ignore your child.
I almost di
Jan 17, 2010
Jan 09, 2010
Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven: A Gutsy Guide to Becoming One Hot (and Healthy) Mother!
Okay, if you are a die-hard dairy and meat eater... you might as well skip this! Was good and funny, but they constantly tell you that you are a dumba ...more
Nov 15, 2009
Dec 11, 2009
Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women
Perhaps no portrayal of wacky women can ever match Auntie Mame.

The book is a bit of a disappointment. A short easy read, and yet I am having difficult
Nov 2007
Oct 20, 2007
Kane and Abel (Kane and Abel, #1)
A lifelong hatred I could only partially understand and a Romeo and Juliet type romance which I thought unlikely to have occurred in such a large city ...more
Apr 20, 2009
Apr 19, 2009
The Graveyard Book
Very cute book. As cute as a book based in a graveyard can be. Fun fluff/ easy book. Highly enjoyable. I prefer Gaiman's books geared towards children ...more
Jan 25, 2009
Jan 25, 2009
Around the World in 80 Days: Companion to the Pbs Series (Best of the BBC)
A good thing to read if you are thinking you would ever want to try to go around the world in 80 days, because then you will already know you will not ...more
Jun 06, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Obsession, Commerce, and Adventure
It has re-awakened my interest in fruit. It is true that groceries have replaced tasty fruit often with "pretty fruit." It is good to know that tasty ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
From the description of the book, I did not expect to enjoy it. I read it for a bookclub I belong to. I actually really enjoyed it, and thought the au ...more
Jan 17, 2010
Jan 09, 2010
Take the Cannoli
Not really my cup of tea I guess.
I should have taken the Cannoli instead of the book.
I thoroughly enjoyed her book Assassination Vacation; however,
Aug 07, 2008
Jul 16, 2008
The End of Food
It is another book on the food crisis we are currently creating with our modern food practices. Good book. Frightening. But ... perhaps it is time tha ...more
Feb 16, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
I couldn't quite give it five stars, but found it highly enjoyable. I didn't want to take a break from it, and now am eagerly anticipating the next in ...more
Feb 04, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
My least favorite of his books.
I was actually just wanting it to end before it did. (Not a good sign)
Dec 06, 2009
Dec 11, 2009
The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child
Worth reading no matter what you choose. Enables Choices to be made with accurate information.
Dec 11, 2009
Dec 11, 2009
Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1)
I thought that Giffen did a good job with the book. The main character ends up sleeping with her best friend's fiancee (you can read this on the back ...more
May 23, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
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